Land Rover is celebrating the first production Discovery Sport which has rolled off its production line in Halewood, UK.
First production Discovery Sport rolls off assembly lineLand Rover said the model is headed to Virgin Galactic’s headquarters, to be used by the team as they continue to prepare for the launch of the world's first commercial spaceline. The company further confirmed that the new Discovery Sport features 5+2 seating "in a footprint no larger than existing five-seat premium SUVs".
The first production Discovery Sport will additionally be offered with a turbocharged 2.0-litre engine four-cylinder engine that produces 179 kW and 338 Nm of torque. There will also be a 2.2-litre SD4 turbodiesel engine delivering 139 kW.
During a ceremony at Land Rover's Halewood plant, Land Rover Programs Director Murray Dietsch said in a statement: "It fills me with pride to have seen the first new Discovery Sport coming off the line here at our world-class Halewood production facility. We are now even more excited to hand the keys over to the crew at Virgin Galactic. The new car embodies Land Rover's spirit of Above and Beyond, so it's fitting that it will be used by a similarly pioneering company in Virgin Galactic."